How old is too old?!?!? - page 9

Hi everyone. I am 46 years old (or young, however you want to look at it) and decided last year that it was time to go back and finish something I started back in 1984. Now, none of my credits are... Read More

  1. by   KimKLPN
    Hi all,

    I am 46 and will graduate from nursing school on June 18, 2009. It has been a long hard road but I'm so glad I didn't let that negative little voice talk me out of achieving my dream because of my age. I agree with the others who say you are as young as you feel. We had students of all ages. Some of my closest friendships were with the youngest students. I refuse to let my age dictate how I live my life and you shouldn't either. Get out there and live your dream!!!!!
  2. by   jules52
    46 is not too old. I went to LPN school in 1981, worked a couple years then raised a family. Renewed my license in 1999 and went back to work until recently when the research company I worked with called it quits. I got a divorce and went back to school to fulfill the dream I had been harboring for 30 years. I just graduated and am now studying for the NCLEX. I just got a job today working in the hospital on the Ortho floor. It is never too late if that is what you want to do. A person can achieve whatever it is they want if they truly want it. Make it yours!
  3. by   seaspray700777
    I will be 50 next month and have just micro left. then on to nursing school! never to old. I take my classes seriously because I have too!! I love learning my passion.
    Go for it!
  4. by   mickswit
    you are never too old for anything imagine being old and wondering if i had only followed my dream ???? where/ what would you be??? i'll tell you, you'd be just left wondering!!!!!! i am 51 and i will be 52 in july taking my last class to be an rn sometime in september i will be taking the nclex/ later i will be following a dream to achieve a masters to teach nursing. am i too old?? heck no. go for the gusto girl
  5. by   msxyz
    check out kent state university - my classes were over 12 years old and they transferred.
  6. by   jules52
    Absolutely! We will all get to the place where we will look back and say, "I wish I would have done ......" Live for no, or at least few regrets. Whatever age, if it's what you want to do and dream about, do it, even if you only work for a short time. I was 57 when I graduated as an RN. I too stopped to have kids, which I would do over. I always dreamed of working in an ER as an RN, and now I will be as soon as I pass boards! So, go for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. by   aloevera
    I didn't read all the posts, so this may have been mentioned........

    THE AVERAGE AGE OF A WORKING RN IS 50 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    need I say more???? You are going to age anyway, so may as well do what you really want to do and have that degree in 2/4 years.........
    GO FOR IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. by   aloevera
    oh, by the way, my best friend is 72 yrs. young, works the pants off the younger gals and everyone just loves her !!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. by   nubyone
    Hi Amy,
    I just got accepted into the nursing program and I am older than you. I know a woman who was my age when she started nursing school and she is doing fine. I started my dream out of high school and then did the mom thing for 35 years so now it is my turn. I believe I will be a great nurse. Go for it.
  10. by   Eaglelady
    Quote from nubyone
    Hi Amy,
    I just got accepted into the nursing program and I am older than you. I know a woman who was my age when she started nursing school and she is doing fine. I started my dream out of high school and then did the mom thing for 35 years so now it is my turn. I believe I will be a great nurse. Go for it.
    I was 51 when I started and I am now 54 so I think you are never too old for something you want and love to do Its all in the heart --- besides age is just another word heartbeatheartbeat
  11. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from Eaglelady
    I was 51 when I started and I am now 54 so I think you are never too old for something you want and love to do Its all in the heart --- besides age is just another word heartbeatheartbeat
    How true. I was 55 when I graduated.
  12. by   BYHOPE
    If you want to go....your never too old! I'm 37 but I'm definately not the oldest person in my class. She's 56!

    Go For It!
  13. by   nubyone
    Thanks for encouraging all of us... I am close to that I am 52 and starting the nursing program in September.. So I will be 54 when I graduate.. It is good to know there are others out there who are willing to go for their dreams...

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